Embedded Image

by Holly McMillen

Create a unique look by stamping an embossed image on embossed background.


  • Cardstock or patterned paper
  • Versamark™ , or other embossing ink
  • Ink (color of your choice)
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Colored Embossing Powder (color of your choice)
  • Heat gun
  • Stamps (silhouettes tend to work best)


  1. Step 1

    Stamp cardstock or patterned paper with a script or tight patterned background in ink color of your choice.

    You can skip this step if you are using a patterned paper.

  2. Step 2

    If you are going to die cut your image, do that now. With Versamark™ , use the direct to paper technique to apply a layer of ink.

  3. Step 3

    Cover the image with clear embossing powder and heat set. Wait 2-3 minutes and then repeat steps 2 and3. Allow image to cool.

  4. Step 4

    Stamp your main image onto the embossed piece using Versamark™.Cover the area with a contrasting color embossing powder (seafoam green used here). Heat set.

  5. Step 5

    Create your project using your embedded image!


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Embedded Image. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Hi, can you use UTEE with this technique or is the melting point different? I tried with UTEE and my image bled, a lot.
Sherri Gamblin  |  Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 2:34 PM
This is gorgeous. I was wondering if you could use one layer of thick embossing clear powder instead of two regular clear embossing powder layers?
Shala  |  Sun Sep 4, 2011 at 2:11 PM
Wanting to know how to emboss and your video was so informative and easy explained, so I am going to try it. love the look you get. thanks so much. new to your blog
Peggy Whisenhunt  |  Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 5:35 AM
Thank you Beate - What a very coolio technique and sweet card!!!
Rosy Newlun  |  Wed Sep 4, 2013 at 4:36 PM

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